Theoretical Basis: Watson's Theory of Human Caring An advanced practice nurse (APN) to help guide professional practice and provide a working framework can use many different theories and models. Theories provide a foundation in which an APN can seek to understand patients and their problems and effectively plan interventions. Basing our practice on a particular theory can help improve the care we provide by not only providing structure but also providing boundaries and goals for our nursing actions and it defines a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions we provide (Eldridge, 2014). This paper is going to review Watson’s theory of human caring and provide a description of the interrelated concepts for the grand nursing theory. The theorist’s background and perspectives will be explained and lastly the theory will be discussed as to how it can serve as an underpinning and improve nursing practice.
This paper analyzed the effectiveness of one innovative information technology, the Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) system. The engagement of pharmacy and medical informatics workers, nurses, and ordering physicians is essential to achieve optimal results. Workflow “is a progression of steps (tasks, events, and interactions) that comprise a work process; involve two or more persons; and create or add value to the organization’s activities” (McGonigle and Mastrian, 2012, p.266). Workflow analysis is defined as the “observation and documentation of workflow to understand better what is happening in the current environment and how it can be altered” (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2012, p.266). The analysis also involves evaluating the process and improving it for efficiency and effectiveness.
APN’s are also involved in the evaluation of research ﬁndings and determining the relevance of these findings in the practice area. They also assist in research utilization which involves integrating and implementing the findings of research studies into clinical practice. The APN also plays an important role in developing and promoting evidence-based practice guidelines through the use of research. Nurse researchers have the responsibility to safeguard the rights of participants who are involved in research studies. They act as advocates and ensure participants are safe and fully informed about the clinical trials and research study (Nieswiadomy, 2007).
The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of evidence based research on nursing practice, define EBP, explain the importance of EBP research to improve nursing practice, and barriers to overcome in research utilization. Also an example of both a qualitative and quantitative research study that could improve the practice area of hospice will be provided. Evidence can be used in nursing practice for care processes, policies and procedures that direct nursing practice, patient care management tools, as well as care decisions of related to patients needs (Houser, 2011, p. 16). The first topic to be discussed is the importance of EBP. Importance of Evidence Based Research EBP ensures that researched published material is organized.
Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Monet J. Scott Chamberlain College of Nursing NR: 501 Theoretical Basis Advance Nursing June 2015 Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Theories guide the nursing practice in the sense that they may be used to express viewpoints and orientations to the foundational characteristics of the nursing profession. This has a profound impact on the way nursing is practiced in every clinical situation. Theories are also used to comprehend and analyze certain situations resulting in effective nursing approaches and essentials to carry out quality nursing care. Nursing theories are not exclusive to practical and tactile patient care situations but they are also valuable in problem solving. The ability of nurses to respond, preform, and resolve issues accordingly in nursing care situations can be attributed to the use of theory.
Retrieved from http://www.ana.com Documentation is a primary emphasis in nursing informatics, because quality care depends on effective communication. Since healthcare providers communicate primarily through the notes they write in a patients chart, nurse informatics improve the speed, timeliness and accuracy of patient charting, giving health workers more up-to-date, complete information leading them to make better decisions about patients care. Nursing Informatics (2008, December 31). Retrieved from http://www.ExploreHealthCareeers.org I believe that informatics in nursing improves communication among the care-givers involved with the patient care in a timely manner, decreases medication errors with the scan the patient-scan the medication system and it decreases waste with-in the hospital due to been able to link supplies used to patient data and increases patient satisfaction and improves care because the nurse can spend more time doing patient care instead of patient hand written
Components of good documentation are the same as Watson’s theory and nursing process; assessment, plan of action, intervention, and evaluation. A caring nurse will want to be able to improve and become more efficient with documentation so that they are able to provide more direct nursing care to their patients. Carative factor number seven in Watson’s theory call for the promotion of interpersonal teaching-learning. This describes “the caring nurses as one that must focus on the learning process as much as the teaching process” (Current Nursing, 2012, para. 3).
Running head: DEVELOPING EVALUATION PLAN Developing Evaluation Plan David Fullington Grand Canyon University Professional Research Project November 3, 2011 Developing an Evaluation Plan When developing an evaluation plan, the researcher has to understand what changes are going to be made and they must have data prior to any changes that have already been made. It is important to know why the changes have been made and if they have had a positive or negative impact. According to Miguel and Rogan (2009), communication can be an influential tool and nursing skills are essential for attainment of optimistic healthcare objectives to touch others. Effective communication in healthcare is needed to deliver quality client care; nurses
To enable nurses to systematically evaluate evidence for practice hanson et al (2008) suggested the use of critiquing tools which is achieved by using criteria of scientific merit and issues of practicality and feasibility. This research will be evaluated using Caldwell, Henshaw and Taylor’s (2005) critiquing framework as a guide (Appendix 1). Boswell and Cannon (2009) states that nurses must improve their knowledge and base their provision of care on the most current and up-to-date health information available in order to provide such care more effectively. This is achieved using evidence-based practice (EBP). EBP is defined by Polit and Beck (2010) as the use of the best clinical evidence in making patient care decisions.
As such it enables health practitioners of all varieties to address healthcare questions with an evaluative and qualitative approach. EBP allows the practitioner to assess current and past research, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to identify relevant literature while differentiating between high-quality and low-quality findings (EBP Website) . Click here to complete the EBP learning tutorial. Activity 2: How well do you know CNO's Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship Standards? At the core of nursing is the therapeutic nurse-client relationship.